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Sister dailies dominate shortlist for Yorkshire and Humber Media Awards

O2 Awards logoThe Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post have dominated the shortlist for this year’s O2 Media Awards for Yorkshire and The Humber.

The Leeds-based sister dailies have multiple nominations across 12 of the awards’ 23 categories, with its writers featuring in news, sport, features and specialist reporter categories.

There are also nominations for staff photographers James Hardisty and Jonathan Gawthorpe in Image of the Year.

The Hull Daily Mail won eight nominations in total – including Daily Newspaper of the Year, where it will face off against the Post and Evening Post.

Nicola Green, director of communications and reputation at O2 UK, said: “The year produced some exceptional stories in what was a remarkable 12 [months] for news events. The diversity of entries gave judging panels a hugely difficult task in selecting shorlisted finalists.

“Many of those who didn’t make the final line-up this time around may well have been winners in previous years. The quality of all the entrants’ submissions was very high.”

The awards will be presented in a ceremony at the Northern Ballet, in Leeds, on 6 October.

The full shortlist is as follows:

News Reporter
Simon Spark – BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
Kevin Shoesmith – Hull Daily Mail
Rob Waugh – Yorkshire Post
Jon Hill – ITV Yorkshire
Helen Steel – ITV Yorkshire

Specialist Reporter
Jonathan Brown – Yorkshire Post
Allison Coggan – Hull Daily Mail
Danni Hewson – BBC Look North
Aisha Iqbal – Yorkshire Evening Post

Feature Writer
Tom Richmond – Yorkshire Post
Allison Coggan – Hull Daily Mail
Aisha Iqbal – Yorkshire Evening Post
Kevin Shoesmith – Hull Daily Mail

Best Website
ITV Yorkshire
The Star, Sheffield
Yorkshire Post
York Mix
Bradford Telegraph & Argus

Specialist Publication
The Star, Sheffield – Hillsborough
Hull Daily Mail – City 2015-16
Hull Daily Mail – Heritage
Yorkshire Post – Queen at 90

Television Journalist
Phil Bodmer – BBC Look North
Christine Talbot – ITV Calendar
James Vincent – BBC Look North
Andy Seddon – Made In Leeds

Sports Journalist
Danny Hall – The Star Sheffield
Matt Dean – BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
Tom Richmond – Yorkshire Post
Richard Sutcliffe – Yorkshire Post

Young Journalist
Ben Blosse – Hull Daily Mail
Gareth Barlow – BBC Radio York
George Torr – The Star, Sheffield
Rosanna Austin – Radio Aire

Images of the Year (Stills)
Frank Dwyer – The Press, York
James Hardisty – Yorkshire Post
Jonathan Gawthorpe – Yorkshire Post

Moving Images
Michael Newton – ITV Yorkshire
Peter Thompson – BBC Look North East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Mark Graham – BBC Look North

Radio Journalist
Kat Harbourne – BBC Radio Sheffield
Tracy Gee – BBC Radio Leeds
Elly Fiorentini – BBC Radio York
Sarah Urwin – BBC Radio York

Yorkshire Post – Fire chiefs’ expenses
ITV Yorkshire – Baby Ashes scandal
Yorkshire Evening Post – My Dubai Hell
ITV Yorkshire – Child smuggling

On-Line Media Award
The Star, Sheffield
Insider Media
Huddersfield Examiner
York Mix

Daily Newspaper
Hull Daily Mail
Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Post

Weekly Newspaper
Sheffield Telegraph
Rotherham Advertiser
Scarborough News

Team of the Year (Print)
Yorkshire Post
Little Vikings
Yorkshire Living

Team of the Year (Broadcast)
BBC Look North
BBC Radio York
Global Radio
BBC On-line

Weekly Newspaper Reporter
Joseph Keith – Wakefield Express
Lynsey Bradford – Barnsley Chronicle
Natalie Derham – Selby Times
Katia Harston – Barnsley Chronicle

Community Journalism Award
Pulse FM – Bradford Fire campaign
Yorkshire Post – Be A Hero
BBC Look North East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire – Migrants
Huddersfield Examiner – Community campaigns
ITV Yorkshire – Baby Ashes scandal

Broadcast Presenter (Radio)
Toby Foster – BBC Radio Sheffield
Richard Stead – BBC Radio Leeds
David Burns – BBC Radio Humberside
Georgey Spanswick – BBC Radio York

Broadcast Presenter (TV)
Duncan Wood – ITV Yorkshire
Lara Roston – BBC Look North
Peg Alexander – Made In Leeds

Best Magazine
The Magazine – Yorkshire Post
The Dalesman
The Journal – Hull Daily Mail

O2 Stand Out Award
BBC Look North – Harry Gration & Paul Hudson
Phil Iveson – ITV Yorkshire
Made In Leeds